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Topic: Poley the Polar Bear *now with pattern*  (Read 2741 times)
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tazzell
« on: March 28, 2007 03:33:34 PM »

Knitted this guy up before Christmas for wee one but have only just managed to sew it and stuff it.  This is my first knitted toy attempt.
Wee one is in love and he's gone to bed with her tonight, now I have to make an equally cuddly bear for big one.
I need to maybe sort out the proportion of his legs to his belly but overall I'm pretty pleased with it.




Hope you all like our Poley Cheesy

Using 4mm needles cast on 40 sts and knit 20 rows.
Cast off 10sts at beginning of next 2 rows.
Knit 18 rows, then cast on 10sts at beginning of next 2 rows.
Knit 20 rows.
Cast off 10sts at beginning of next 2 rows.
Knits 2 rows, then knit 2tog at each end of alternate rows until 2sts remain.
Cast off.

To make up.
Sew up each leg and stuff.
Set two sides of head together and stuff until triangular shape is rounder.
Fill bear with stuffing and stitch belly closed.
Embroider eyes, nose, mouth etc and voila one wee bear Wink
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2007 05:37:46 PM »

Adorable! I still haven't tackled any sort of crocheted or knitted toy without a pattern. Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2007 03:53:33 PM »

Thanks Eliea Cheesy
I really appreciate you checking him out and your lovely comments. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2007 09:34:58 PM »

nice bear.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2007 03:46:16 PM »

Thanks susan Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2007 11:45:35 AM »

So cute! The yarn gives a nice 'icy' effect, and the legs don't look out of proportion to me.
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2007 06:47:51 PM »

Thanks Smiley I just think his tummy needs to be a bit squidgier (is that a word?) But wee one seems to love him just the way he is so I'll not be unpicking him.  The yarn was a great find and I thought it was just perfect for a polar bear too Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2007 07:16:44 PM »

He's so cute! I love the yarn that you used, too. I think his legs look fine! Polar bears look like they have weird proportions anyway  Wink He reminds of that abandoned polar bear cub that has been in the news lately. Sometimes, I do wish I could knit...
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2007 07:48:28 PM »

oh my goooosh! I'm kind of sad that I can't hug him right now. He's gfihsgnfdg.
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2007 03:26:44 PM »

Thanks guys and honestly he was really easy to knit up.  Just a case of increasing and decreasing stitches which I think I've nearly mastered and he's not fallen apart...yet  Cheesy
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